Mad Martha’s Illegal Motel, 200 Aurora Drive

toilet clogged

The reason why the toilet clogged?   It has a Rube Goldberg pump to get solid waste up to the sewer line which is 10 ft. higher than the crapper.  This is the kind of mess you get into when you violate the building code and go ahead and do major construction work on a house without applying for a building permit — violation of which is a crime in NC.

But then I have already established that she commits a crime every day that she rents this fleabag motel by the night.  While sleazebag city manager, Gary Jackson, does nothing she is violating an ordinance with a $500 per day fine.

Mad Martha says she keeps a toilet plunger just outside the exit door.  If I were renting a motel room from the amoral old hag like Mad Martha, wouldn’t that be a red flag to see a toilet plunger in such an obtrusive place, sticking out like a sore thumb?  And a sign that says:  “Just in case the toilet runs over and shit spills out all over the bathroom and kitchen floor.”

Back before Martha Grist installed the “shit pump” on the toilet, she was running the sewer from that commode into a creek behind her house.  I saw the pipe.  I saw Dale Owen Shaffer watch as Martha Grist flushed the commode, to see that the pipe was working.

Shortly I made photos of  sewerage, tampons, toilet paper, used Kotex, and other hazardous materials draining down toward Kenilworth Rd. and showed the pictures of all this odious mess to MSD.  They did nothing but try to lay it on a homeless person camping in the woods.    Only, nobody ever camps back there in that hellhole.

____________________ “So nice.   I can flip my cigarette butts into the neighbors’s yards.”

—- latest illegal tenant, B Gross, from Michigan in a grey Chevy with vanity plate ‘B GROSS.’  10:30 a. m., 4/25/2017

Here is Martha’s illegal stove in the apartment she rents by the night as a homestay:

martha kitchenNow she has removed this photo from the pictures at her AirBnB site and substituted a photo without the stove.  You can surmise that the stove was either temporarily moved from the kitchen to a storage area in the basement by her houseboy John Kisiah and then put right back where it was, or it’s in a basement storage area near Martha’s furnace.   Two weeks ago, the stove was still on Martha’s AirBnB site.

Which brings me to an email I just recently received from Diane Darcy Meek, the temporary director of Development Services [i. e., Diane Darcy is in charge of zoning (non)enforcement]  —

Diane Meek

[salutation redacted]

I am following up on your complaint about the use of the property at 200 Aurora Drive.  You are correct that the Owner is in possession on an active Homestay permit for the property.


Our staff reviewed the advertisement and the operation appears to be in compliance with the homestay regulations under which her permit was issued. The advertisement shows a private area that seems to (judging from the pictures) match the approved floorplan on file with the Permit.  The original permit application provided fully sufficient proof that Ms. Grist is a full time resident of the property (more forms of proof of residency were submitted than even required).  We don’t have any reason to doubt her residency in the home.


Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Diane Meek

828-259-5670  [end]

Isn’t it cute how Diane twists and tortures the facts and ordinance to put Ms. Martha Grist in compliance with the Homestay Ordinance?

I have furnished the city with irrefutable evidence she has a separate apartment with separate entrance, and a security code keylock.  The apartment has a full kitchen, which until recently she has been advertising as such.  Martha often has tenants in the apartment while she is off in her black Prius traveling.  This is NOT a homestay.  The old red Kia Spectra in the yard is a prop, a fraud. Martha keeps an “AIRBNB” with arrow sign in the yard so that when tenants arrive at the premises when she is off on one of her jaunts, the tenants know the twists and turns to get to their STR.  In Martha’s amoral mind, (and in Diane Meeks’s defective mind as well) rules are meant to be broken.

Is Esther Manheimer a Crook?

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Looks like she didn’t approve of my suggestion that she’s a shyster, what with all that shifty pettifoggery and gobbledygook she’s been handing us on the short-term rental controversy and our zoning (un)enforcement here in Asheville.

Meanwhile the snowflake is obsessed with turning public restrooms into places of assignation, and threatening  Ashevillians with prosecution for uttering “hate speech,” whatever that is.  Here are more tweets that gave her a rush of black bile:

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Mar 9
Replying to @news_BPR @EstherManheimer

The face of betrayal.

I bought the right to use the brilliant shark lawyers from John Pritchett in Honolulu, HI.  In case someone accuses me again of stealing it.

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Apr 4

Snowflake Asheville Mayor has banned me from her Twitter:  Another man heimed by Esther Manheimer.  So corrupt, transparency horrifies her.

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Apr 3

teecrafter Retweeted City of Asheville

Too Funny!  How long did you keep Jason Nortz and his predecessor? While hiring for this position, why don’t you fire scoundrel Gary Jackson?

Time to dump corrupt mayor, Esther Manheimer, in pink with her lawyers, all female and one token male, & her fave judge standing behind her.

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Mar 17

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Mar 9

@CityofAsheville How’s your axe job on Asheville neighborhoods going?  How’s it feel to betray folks who don’t want hotels on their streets?

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Mar 5
Replying to @news_BPR @EstherManheimer

I can’t wait to organize a huge effort to get this charlatan Manheimer out of the Asheville city building.  She’s walking malware.

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Mar 4
Replying to @news_BPR @EstherManheimer

I can’t wait to organize and support opposition and votes against Manheimer next election.

Replying to @cecilbothwell [He hasn’t blocked me yet.]

WDY publish more about it instead of inciting lawbreakers to violate the STR ordinances?  Can’t wait til you run again so can support opposn

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Mar 4
Replying to @NancyMcFarlane @EstherManheimer

Rots of ruck.  Ur gonna need it and at next CC election too.

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Mar 4

@EstherManheimer Glad 2 see VM Wisler give you a thumbs down on your despic proposal to reopen discuss about str ords u don’t even enforce.😡

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Mar 3  To Vice-Mayor Gwen C. Wisler:

@ashevillegcw Thanks 4 thumbs down on revisiting the Homestay Ordinance.  Now if we can just get the city 2 enforce the rules against str’s.

teecrafter‏ @teecrafter Feb 6
Replying to @CityofAsheville

COA blog website invites comments, then refuses to publish them.  Such hypocrisy! Such deceit!